STEM Talk, Hyperloop Founder, & Environmental Engineering Position (September 2017)

On Tuesday, September 19, at 7pm (ET) join @EducationNation and @DiscoverEorg (on Twitter) for September’s #ToolkitTalk. This month’s topic is “Pathways to STEM: Inspiring the Next Generation.” Marvi A. Matos, Ph.D. (PR A ’01), project group lead for materials and processes at Blue Origin will be one of the featured speakers.

Dr. Matos earned her bachelor’s (University of Puerto Rico) and Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University) in mechanical engineering. She is an “active presenter of scientific outreach to middle and high school students in efforts to increase their engagement in math and engineering.”


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently profiled Josh D. Giegel, PA B ’07, president of engineering, co-founder, and board member of Hyperloop One. Giegel earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State and a master’s from Stanford University. Both of his parents are engineers.

Hyperloop One launched in 2014 and this past August a prototype pod reached 192 miles an hour in the Nevada desert. This was the first display that the concept of hyperloop travel could work. Click here to read the article for more information.


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is looking for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in environmental engineering with an emphasis in emerging environmental challenges.

According to the job post from The Chronicle of Higher Education, candidates for the position are required to have earned undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by October 31, 2017 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled


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